The Digital GC: February 27 – March 3, 2017

In an ongoing effort to surface and share relevant events, publications, workshops, and opportunities that may be of interest to “The Digital GC” community, GC Digital Initiatives posts regular updates each Monday to our blog.

If you would like for us to share information about an upcoming event, workshop, or other announcement relevant to the Digital GC community, you can submit your information through the Digital GC Submission Form.


New @ the Digital GC

This week, the GC Digital Fellows’ blog, Tagging the Tower, features a post by Hannah Aizenman titled, “The mostly non-STEM guide to data literacy.” Do you have a dataset you are interested to work with, but first need to discern how to distinguish the various data types within that dataset? Hannah walks through the basics of the standard ways of defining different data types, which she also covered in her Digital Fellows workshop on Data Visualization last week.

We heard that Northeastern University’s  Women Writers Online (WWO) collection will be free to access this March, in celebration of Women’s History Month! “Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period” (source: WWO website).  Learn more about getting started with WWO here.

And we wanted to remind you again that the GCDI Digital Project Working Groups are back! The next meeting of the Text Analysis Working Group will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM in room 7414. This is a great opportunity to share skills, learn skills, and discuss topics around Text Analysis.  The next meeting of the GIS Working Group will be announced soon – keep an eye out! For more information about the Digital Project Working Groups, visit


GC Digital Initiatives Resources

The GC Digital Initiatives offer a wide range of resources to support your interests in scholarly communication, digital scholarship and research methods, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy. Have a question? Want to try something new? Interested in finding a community of resources using a similar digital tool? Here are some of the GD Digital Initiatives resources that you can take advantage of this week.

Monday Maker Hours
When: alternating Mondays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, next is March 6
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

GC Digital Fellows Office Hours
When: Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

Python User Group (PUG)
When: Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

GCDI Digital Project Working Groups
When: the next meeting of the Text Analysis Working Group will be Thursday, March 2, from 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414
The next meeting of the GIS Working Group will be announced soon.
Interested in participating? Sign Up!


Workshops & Discussions @ The GC

The GC Digital Fellows of GCDI and many of our partners across the GC offer workshops related to our mission to promote a Digital GC. Here’s what’s planned this week:

ITP Skills Lab: Intro to Scalar
When: Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C196.01

Digital Fellows Workshop: Tools for Collaborative Work
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where:Graduate Center, Room C201

Library Workshop: Zines Workshop
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C196.05

TLC Workshop: Putting NYC to Work: Using Place-Based Assignments in Your Courses
When: Wednesday, Mar. 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 9207

Program Social Media Fellows Workshop: Conference Live-Tweeting How-To
When: Wednesday, Mar. 1, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 5414


Events Nearby

There’s so much going on in the NYC area. Here are just a few of the events that caught our eye.

Black History Month Digital Arts Student Arts Exhibit: “Reflections on Seneca Village”
When: Feb. 1-28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Hall of Fame Gallery, 1st Floor at Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY

Fordham University School of Law Symposium: “Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Law in the Financial Services Sector”
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Where: The Costantino Room, Skadden Conference Center, Fordham University School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY

Artist Talk and Exhibition Opening presented by NOME Gallery + Fridman Gallery: “Evidentiary Realism”
When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, Artist Talk 5:00 PM, Opening 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: 287 Spring St, SoHo, New York, NY
“Evidentiary Realism reflects on post-9/11 geopolitics, increasing economic inequalities, the erosion of civil rights, and environmental disasters. It builds on the renewed appreciation of the exposure of truth in the context of the cases of WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, the Panama Papers, and the recent efforts to contend with the post-factual era.”

CUNY Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) Summit
When: Friday, Mar. 3, 12:30 – 5:00 PM
Where: The CUNY School of Law, David Fields Auditorium 2nd Floor, Two Court Square, Long Island City, NY
*Note however that registration is now closed.


Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

CUNY Graduate Center New Media Lab: Digital Dissertation Award (award amount: $1,000)
Applications due: March 27, 2017

Registration open for the 2017 American Society for Environmental History Conference: “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature” (March 29 – April 2, 2017 in Chicago, IL)
There is a fee for registration, more info here.
*There are a number of panels on the material and environmental effects of the digital! See here.

Registration open for the 2017 Queerness and Games Conference (April 1-2, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA)
The event is free and open to the public.

Call for Proposals: HSTAC 2017: “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities” (Nov. 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, FL)
Deadline for submissions: April 7, 2017